Here’s a nice published commentary citing the work of Mobility Agenda from New York State — but it could be nearly anywhere in the USA.
I’ve met a lot of riders on the bus recently who, as a result of these NFTA changes, now need to transfer multiple times to reach work. One man said he wakes very early in the morning to take three buses to get to work. Another person who works Saturdays now has to pay for a taxi to get to his employer because the NFTA eliminated Saturday bus service on that route.
….Ownership, in this case car ownership, is the latest evidence of an ever-growing divide between the haves and have-nots in our society. That’s what I have learned riding the bus.
Thanks for sharing your perspective and the shout out for our work, Greg Slabodkin.
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